ELKO, NEV. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)--Two construction workers have died after being hit by a car in a work area on Interstate 80. Two other workers were injured.
The accident happened around 1pm Tuesday afternoon on I-80 eastbound near mile marker 262. Mile marker 262 is half way between Battle Mountain and Elko.
Nevada Highway Patrol have identified the driver has Candance Gittins, age 69, from Fort Bragg, California. Troopers say Gittins was driving a Honda passenger car. They say she was driving in the fast lane, and failed to slow down for cars that were stopped or slowed down in the other lane. They say she swerved to the right, avoiding an accident with the cars. At that time, Troopers say she struck four pedestrian construction workers. She was not hurt and was wearing her seatbelt. Her passenger, Dallas Gittins was not injured and was also wearing his seatbelt.
One pedestrian worker identified as Vicki Stenovich, age 53, from Spring Creek, Nevada died at the scene.
The second pedestrian worker, identified as Arthur Lucero, age 47, from Gardnerville was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center, and later passed away.
The third pedestrian worker has been identified as Mario Ramos, age 50, from Reno. He was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno and is in stable condition.
The fourth pedestrian worker, identified as Karen Martin, age 50, from Battle Mountain was taken to Battle Mountain Hospital with minor injuries.
All four pedestrian workers were employed by A-Core.
The deadly accident is still under investigation.